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Review: Cumberbatch shines as gay wartime codebreaker Alan Turing

Friday, November 28, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch, center, appears in a scene from "The Imitation Game."
'Tis clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds. Sound overly specific? Consider: A few weeks ago we had "The Theory of Everything," starring Eddie Redmayne as the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. And now we have Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game" [...]

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The ‘enigma’ Alan Turing, chronicled in new film ‘The Imitation Game’

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Alan Turing
Germany's top-secret World War II code was called "Enigma," and the gay Englishman who played a key role in breaking that code -- Alan Turing -- was very much an enigma himself. CBS News’ Anthony Mason reports on Turing’s life, which is chronicled in the new film, “The Imitation [...]

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Award show veteran Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars in 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris
LOS ANGELES -- Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year. The actor and author announced his latest gig online Wednesday. He posted a video on Twitter of him on the phone saying, "I'm in," showing a close-up of his bucket list and circling "Host the Oscars." [...]

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Catholic university suspends plans for screening of Harvey Milk film

Friday, October 3, 2014
Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in a scene from "Milk."
WASHINGTON -- A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month. A chapter of the College Democrats had planned to screen "Milk," starring Sean Penn, on [...]

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HRC awards grants to four schools for documentary promoting LGBT inclusion

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Scene from "The New Black"
WASHINGTON -- The educational arm of the nation's largest LGBT rights group is seeking to advance LGBT inclusion on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has teamed up with Promised Land Film to award $4,000 grants to four schools to allow them to [...]

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‘Until We Could,’ a video poem by inaugural poet Richard Blanco

Sunday, September 21, 2014
To mark the 10th anniversary since Massachusetts because the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, advocacy group Freedom to Marry commissioned Richard Blanco, the poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2012, to write a poem commemorating the decade. [...]

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First look: ‘Paternity Leave’

Sunday, September 14, 2014
"Paternity Leave," directed by Matt Riddlehoover, is a romantic comedy slated for release in 2015: "Greg (Jacob York) finds out that he's pregnant with his partner Ken's (Charlie David) baby. Dumbstruck by the news, their relationship takes twists and turns through hardship and hilarity, while we're left wondering if they're [...]

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‘Love Is Strange’ a tender, meandering exploration of human relationships

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Alfred Molina, left, and John Lithgow in a scene from "Love Is Strange."
LOS ANGELES — A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated — at least physically — by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," ''Forty Shades [...]

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To Be Takei: George Takei, Brad Altman open up about their 27-year love story

Monday, August 18, 2014
Twenty-seven years ago, Star Trek actor George Takei was in a gay running club in Los Angeles and noticed the best runner in the club, a man named Brad Altman. "I went up to him and asked him to train me for my first marathon," he says. "And before [...]

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A gay dad’s requiem for Robin Williams, the icon of the modern father

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Robin Williams
There was a deeper profound loss in the news for me in learning of Robin Williams' death, something very personal, and it took a night of sleep for me to fully get a sense as to what it is. I am a dad. It is the part of my being [...]

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